The UK government are currently considering responses to the consultation paper issued last month into their proposals to revise the current requirements relating to planning applications for onshore oil and gas in England....more
These new regulations will come into force on 1 October 2013 and are part of the Government’s proposals to simplify and strengthen company reports....more
“Shale Gas is a resource with huge potential to broaden the UK’s energy mix. We want to create the right conditions for industry to explore and unlock that potential in a way that allows communities to share in the benefits”....more
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 introduces a number of reforms designed to simplify and streamline existing planning procedures to provide greater clarity for owners and developers of listed buildings or...more
The private right to light is an arcane area of law and which many developers would agree is long overdue for reform. Development schemes can be thwarted by private landowners even after the proposal has passed through the...more
The Government is consulting on further changes to the CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) regime. CIL allows local authorities to raise funds from developers undertaking new building projects in their area. The funds are put...more
A new office within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been formed to oversee the exploitation of shale gas by fracking and other types of unconventional oil and gas exploitation in the UK.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 29 November, removing the risk of developers being double charged CIL.
These changes are long overdue, as they correct the ridiculous...more